Cool Jazz for a Warming Planet: Benefit Concert for Environmental Justice

Cool Jazz for a Warming Planet: Benefit Concert for Environmental Justice

Saturday, March 29  at 7:30 PM
Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ
1919 E Prospect St
Seattle, WA  98112

Members and friends of Prospect Church present a benefit concert for 350 Seattle.  The concert will include jazz and folk music, and a tribute to Pete Seeger, who lived his life promoting a right relationship with the earth.  A variety of luscious desserts will be available at intermission.  Admission by donation at the door — all concert proceeds will go to 350 Seattle.

Given the growing evidence of the environmental problems we now face on earth, the congregation of Prospect Church were recently asked to consider the words of Vaclav Havel, who said that hope is not the conviction that our actions to address such problems will turn out well, but the certainty that they are the right thing to do, regardless of how things turn out.

The Keystone Pipeline makes it easier for oil drillers to sell the oil they extract from the ground by using and poisoning vast amounts of water, while adding large amounts of CO2 to our air and contributing to potentially disastrous climate change.  The Coal Train makes it easier for coal miners to sell soft coal, which burns inefficiently and contributes to air pollution and climate change.  While these two enterprises may contribute to our energy independence and create some new jobs, they are not examples of how we should live in a right relationship with the earth.

The members of 350 Seattle, a local chapter of 350.org, are working hard to make our leaders change course, to choose actions that make sense, to choose a right relationship with the earth.

Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ
1919 E Prospect
Seattle WA 98112

www.prospectseattle.org
206 322-6030